Frannie B - Monsters

Frannie B – Monsters

 

ARTIST NAME: Frannie B

 

SONG TITLE: Monsters

 

RELEASE DATE: 10/04/2020

 

GENRE: Electro-Pop

 

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Frannie B is a dark-pop artist who takes her inspiration from the likes of Halsey and Kehlani to mix pop with RnB influences.

 

She has received praise from some of her favourite artists in these genres including Sinead Harnett and Anne Marie. As well as this she has achieved airplay multiple times on BBC Introducing in Oxford, her hometown.

 

Last year she finished up her first UK tour with shows ranging from local to playing a support slot at the notable O2 Academy 2 Islington. Following this, she has continued to do shows throughout the year including performing to the Mayor of Oxford and taking on shows at The Brixton Jamm (London) and Komedia (Bath).

 

Beyond her own music, Frannie B has also provided backing vocals for well-established artists in the music industry, including alt-rock band ‘Supergrass’. She has even taken the opportunity to share the stage with artists like folk singer/songwriter Charlie Dore and renowned pop artist Jessie J.

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Tell us your source of inspiration. 

I get inspiration from a lot of places. Sometimes it’ll be from other people’s music that resonates with me and in turn sparks fresh ideas.

 

Other times it can just be moments in life, anything from a conversation with a friend to something more significant that inspires a lyric or a melody.

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Discuss how you develop your music style. 

My music style has developed and evolved quite a bit over the last few years.

 

Initially, I would write very pop-y music with very pop production (granted sometimes I still do- evidently, I’m always a pop girl at heart) but then I went down a more RnB route. This means that now I tend to create very pop-inspired music but producing it with a darker feel and RnB influence.

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Elaborate on multi-genre music. 

I think multi-genre music is a great way for different influences to merge in an artform.

 

I think it can make music more specific and personal to each artist because it acts as a collection of different styles that an artist has been exposed to over their life, whether they are aware of it or not- as a musical fingerprint.

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Tell us the best means of reaching fans. 

I think the best way to interact with fans will always be at live shows. That always feels the most connected and personal way of communicating with them.

 

This is also probably the best way of reaching new fans as this is your opportunity to get them up and dancing and win them over!

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Discuss the process involved in launching a musical career.

Launching a career in music will, of course, be slightly different for everyone but, the most important part is the quality of the music.

 

If you can focus on making the best possible content, then the support should start to follow naturally. But of course, play live as much as you can and take every opportunity that comes your way.

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Tell us how to develop a lyric to a full song. 

From the initial lyric, I tend to try and think of the core message of the song as concisely as possible.

 

Once you can a core idea it’s much easier to build a strong narrative around it and stay on topic with what you are trying to say. Then I’ll build a melody around that.

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Tell us how you come up with a melody. 

I find melody can come from anywhere and often the best melodies will come out of the blue while I’m doing something like brushing my teeth or in the supermarket!

 

But to anyone else who is also a writer, I would say try to write some melodies away from chords to start with. I often find if I write too much around chords then it can sometimes halt the natural melody growth and I find myself just following the chords with my tune.

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Tell us your ideal type of recording studio. 

For me the feeling in a room is the most important part, the more comfortable I feel the better the vocal take will be (mood lighting is always a bonus). I also prefer recording in a larger room (e.g. a live room rather than a booth) as I’ve never been a fan of small spaces!

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Describe the factors you consider in a good song.

In songs, I like a strong, hooky melody but the most important part for me is generally the lyrics. I am drawn to songs that have more personal and clever lyrics as that’s when I feel like I’m getting a true insight into the artist.

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Tell us how you impact your listeners with your songs. 

When I release music, I’m always just trying to be honest with my listeners.

 

I write about personal events and situations and I hope that my vulnerability in this will allow people to relate to it and take some comfort from it.

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Tell us how you interact with producers and music directors.

I tend to do a lot of the initial production and arrangement of all my tracks so by the time I give it to a producer it’s normally to make the track slicker and for mixing. This often lets the producers have a bit more fun with the track as most of the boring writing parts are already done.

 

But I’m always open to ideas that I may not have initially thought of and I think those inputs are what then makes the music more exciting.

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Tell us how you feel after the completion of a song.

One of my favourite things is the first listen to a finished track! Even now it still makes me proud hearing a radio standard song and knowing that I wrote and created it, especially after all the time and effort it gets to get it to that point.

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Tell us your worst song and state the reason. 

I wrote a bunch of terrible songs (especially when I was younger) but I tend to hide them away and forget about them.

 

But I wrote this one song on when I was first learning to produce that just had one dodgy verse that I repeated with a terrible melody so that’s probably down there with the worst!

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Tell us what you will change in your music.

I don’t think I ever specifically look for things to change in my music, but I’d like to write more pop-dance songs in the future because I think we all like to dance around sometimes. I already have some songs written that I think would sound great with an upbeat, dance feel.

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Tell us what is special about this release.

This release is very personal, it’s about asking someone to open so you can help them.

 

I hope that the people who relate to it can feel me speaking to them and I hope that it can give someone that little push they needed to ask for help if they were too scared before.

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Tell us about your future goals. 

I want to keep creating and releasing music as well as growing my fans and listeners.

 

At some point in the future, I would love to work with the artists that currently inspire me like Sinead Harnett, Anne Marie, and Jessie J… Even if our voices or styles aren’t necessarily that similar, I’d love to get in the studio and write with them one day.

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Tell us how you overcome obstacles. 

One of the main obstacles I find is writer’s block. Sometimes a change in environment can really help or just taking a bit of a break to clear my head.

 

Often when I stop trying to force melodies is when they start coming back.

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Elaborate on the song. 

I initially wrote my new track ‘Monsters’ on the piano as an acoustic song.

 

Once I started producing it, I ditched my first version as I couldn’t find an arrangement that showcased the heart of the track how I wanted.

 

However, once I restarted it again from scratch as a much more minimalistic, pop-dance type track I sent it to my mate Josh who is an amazing producer. He tends to create quite urban music whereas I write much more pop-based melodies and I personally love the way our two genres meet. I think this track is a great example of that.

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Elaborate on your artist’s name and the title of the album.

Frannie B is a nickname from school. I remember right when I had just started high school, we had a fire drill and my whole school was lined up on the playing field. The teacher took our class register and the girl behind me said: “ooh I’m going to call you Frannie B, it sounds like a pop star name.” So that was how Frannie B was born!

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Share your press release and review with us.

‘Monsters’ is a dark electro-pop track about wanting someone to open up so that you can help them. It addresses the monsters that we all carry and how it is healthy to share their weight with those who care for you.

 

This song has been described as “flawless” (It’s All Indie, 2020) and already had its first spin on the BBC radio Oxford podcast. With sounds comparable to artists like MØ and Grimes, this dark pop track hits hard.

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